Galkayo-(Puntland Mirror) Ministers from Puntland and Galmudug have begun direct talks in Galkayo town to discuss the conflict between the two sides, Puntland Environment Minister said.
“Today ministerial delegation from Puntland held talks in Galkayo town, the purpose of the meeting was how to discuss stabilization of Mudug region, particularly in Galkayo,” the Environment Minister Ali Abdullahi Warsame said.
“The meeting was a fruitful, we agreed to launch negotiations that will begin tomorrow.” Warsame added.
The talks followed a meeting between Puntland President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali and Galmudug President Ahmed Duale Haaf, which was held in Adado town last month.
Puntland and Galmudug have been fighting in Mudug since 1991, hundreds of people died in the latest fighting between soldiers from the two sides, while thousands others have been displaced.